Sunday, January 22, 2012

23rd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards

It may not be the high profile televised awards event that the Academy Awards or the Golden Globes are, but every year the Producers Guild of America honors some very important behind the scenes work in motion pictures, television and the internet.  These honorees aren't always the marquee names that draw people to the silver screen and television week after week, but they are a driving force behind the media that we all love.  Producers have the {sometimes very difficult} responsibility of keeping the project moving and are involved from initial concept to premiere.  If things don't go according to plan, it is often their financial interests at stake, and even worse, they often have to worry about the financial interests of others.

Congratulations to all of the winners:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
*THE ARTIST Producer: Thomas Langmann

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

*THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN Producers: Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:
*"Downton Abbey” (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Producers: Julian Fellowes, Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Producers: Debra Koffler, Frank Mele, Edward Parks, Michael Rapaport

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:
*"Modern Family” (ABC)
Producers: Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Jeffrey Richman, Dan O’Shannon, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:
*"Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Producers: Eugene Kelly, Howard Korder, Stephen Levinson, Martin Scorsese, Rudd Simmons, Tim Van Patten, Terence Winter

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: 
*"The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen T. Colbert, Richard Dahm, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart (*additional producers eligibility pending arbitration completion)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:
*"The Amazing Race” (CBS)
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Elise Doganieri, Jonathan Littman, Bertram van Munster, Mark Vertullo

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:
*"American Masters” (PBS)
Producers: Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks

News Programs:
*"60 Minutes” (CBS)

Sports Programs: (*There was a tie, which is why there are six nominees.)
*"30 for 30” (ESPN)

Children’s Programs:
*"Sesame Street” (PBS)

Web Series:
*"30 Rock Presents Jack Donaghy, Executive Superhero” (

Of course, like at any event in Hollywood, fashion is a key component of the evening.  While it isn't as flashy as other evenings, the stars still shine as brightly.  Here are some one my favorite looks from this years event.

Alicia Keys

Angelina Jolie

Brad and Angelina

Jessica Chastain

Penelope Ann Miller

Viola Davis
Until tomorrow . . .

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